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A String Of “F-Words” That Describe My Life In Ecuador

The F-Words Of Ecuador Last week, I announced the launch of our 2019 Live and Invest in Ecuador Conference… and VIP seats have been disappearing fast. If you’re still not sure whether Ecuador deserves your closer attention, I hope the impressions of expat Theresa Rall may help you decide… Theresa shared her insights with our…

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Our Ecuador Conference Is Back By Popular Demand In 2019

“When are you going to hold a conference in Ecuador again?” Since I joined the Events team here at Live and Invest Overseas three years ago, this has been one of the most frequently asked questions to drop into my mailbag. Though our last Ecuador conference was in 2014 (before my time at the helm…

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How To Fund Your New Life Overseas Teaching English Online

13 Ways To Make Money Anywhere In The World Until recently, if you wanted to teach English overseas—one of the most accessible gigs for job-seeking expats—you needed two things: A bachelor’s degree… And some experience in teaching—which, for many hopefuls, meant taking a TEFL (or similar) course before setting sail. You can still go this…

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How To Survive And Thrive In Panama At Our 2019 Conference

Navigating November In Panama From Wendy’s to Starbucks to IHOP, Panama City is stocked up on American staples. But there’s one thing North Americans may miss this time of year… Much as Panamanians love a holiday, Halloween is not on the list. No spooky costumes showing up at your door here. No need to wipe…

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Learning To Slow Down In Abruzzo, The Sweet Spot Of Italy

Italy’s Sweet Spot Rolls Out The Red Carpet  “Abruzzo is the sweet spot of Italy,” Kat Kalashian, emcee of our Live and Invest in Italy Conference last week, told us in her opening presentation. “You can find cheaper property in the South. But here in Abruzzo, there’s no trade-off on infrastructure. Property can be unbelievably…

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Money Making Ideas And Much More At Our Belize Conference

How These 7 Expats Are Funding Their New Lives In Belize  “An entire country with a small-town feel” is how one expat in Belize describes his adopted home. And that is my experience of Belize, too. Before I settled into my job at Live and Invest Overseas in Panama City, some friends and I spent…

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Share Stories With The Experts At The European Wealth Cruise

This International Life Any “This American Life” fans out there? You may have heard the recent episode where listeners shared their coincidence stories… Like the guy who’s doing a survey at an airport, and it becomes obvious—from the uncertain tone of one participant’s voice—that he’s being given a fake contact number. By the time his…

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Blogging And Some Other Overseas Moneymaking Ideas

Blogging For Perks And Pay There are two types of bloggers out there… (If you’re thinking people who blog about their pets versus moms who blog about their kids, that’s not exactly where I was going)… I’m talking about those bloggers who make money versus those who don’t. Actually, whether or not you make money…

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The 6 Top Places To Live In Panama Today

The Panama Shortlist—Top 6 Places To Consider Today Last week, as we opened registration for our 2019 Live and Invest in Panama Conference, I mentioned that your lifestyle options in this little country—about the size of South Carolina—are diverse. Today, I’d like to hone in on the best spots in Panama to consider today… as recommended…

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Panama Has Opportunities For Nearly Every Lifestyle

City Comforts Or “Machete In Hand”—Which Panama Is For You? At Live and Invest Overseas, we claim Panama is the easiest place for North Americans to dip a toe into living overseas. When we say that, we’re speaking specifically about Panama City and its suburbs. In Panama City, the architecture isn’t all that different to…